carnauba wax


: a hard brittle high-melting wax obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm and used chiefly in polishes

Examples of carnauba wax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This product is specially formulated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, carnauba wax, and lemongrass oil to protect your dog's paws from harsh conditions. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Nov. 2023 Each gummy is perfect for vegetarians and those looking to avoid animal byproducts in the dietary supplements thanks to its focus on using organic ingredients such as tapioca syrup, cane sugar, pectin, and carnauba wax. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2022 The vegan formula is made with shea butter, castor oil, and carnauba wax and is exceptionally good at keeping lashes curled., 20 Apr. 2023 The primer is made with a blend of soft textured beeswax for volume and harder carnauba wax for length. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 18 Apr. 2023 The conveyor belt carries them toward machines that hold melted, edible carnauba wax and are equipped with sensors that can tell the chicks are approaching. Kevin Dupzyk Christopher Payne, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2023 A number of liquids use carnauba wax, well-known for its high gloss and durability. Jack Keebler, Car and Driver, 22 Mar. 2022 More recently, in 2017, a German documentary alleged that Brazilian plantation workers tasked with producing carnauba wax, the ingredient that gave Haribo gummies their shine and prevented the candies from sticking together, were being treated as slave labor. Michele Herrmann, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2022 The addition of carnauba wax gives the REFY Brow Sculpt a slightly different consistency than most brow lamination gels and soap brow-style waxes on the market. Sarah Maberry, ELLE, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carnauba wax was in 1854

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“Carnauba wax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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